April 2019 - Baltimore Orioles Wiretap

O's Chris Davis Snaps MLB 0-For-54 Record

Apr 13, 2019 4:59 PM

Baltimore's Chris Davis ended an MLB-record 0-for-54 skid with his first hit of the season Saturday, dropping in a two-run single in the first inning off Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello.

Davis clapped his hands and called for the ball after reaching base to end the longest hitless streak by a non-pitcher in major league history. It began last season on Sept 15, 2018.


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Still Hitless, Chris Davis Is 'Trusting The Process'

Apr 12, 2019 7:43 AM

Chris Davis is hitless in his first 53 at-bats this season, but the Baltimore Orioles' first baseman is trying to remain patient.

Davis is in the fourth season of a seven-year, $161 million contract. He hasn't recorded a hit since Sept. 14, 2018.

"I feel like I'm seeing the ball a lot better," he said. "I mean, I lined out again and drew a walk a little bit later. Just continue to work.

"For me I can't focus on the result as much as I want to. As much as I want to see some type of return for all the work I'm putting in. I gotta stay focused on the process."

His hitless streak is a Major League record.


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O's Chris Davis Sets Mark With 47th Hitless At-Bat

Apr 9, 2019 12:17 AM

Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis went 0-for-3 in his first three plate appearances in a 12-4 win over the Oakland A's on Monday night, extending his hitless streak to 47 consecutive at-bats. In doing so, he broke Eugenio Velez's record for the longest hitless streak by a position player in major league history, according to data from the Elias Sports Bureau.


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O's Chris Davis Now 0-For-44

Apr 8, 2019 12:00 AM

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is nearing a record streak for futility.

Davis was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's 15-3 loss to the Yankees. He is 0-for-23 with 13 strikeouts this season and is hitless in 44 at-bats since a second-inning double off James Shields of the White Sox last Sept. 14.

Davis is two shy of the record for consecutive hitless at-bats by a position player, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


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Orioles Fans Out Of Patience With Chris Davis

Apr 6, 2019 8:50 PM

The new regime of the Orioles inherited a costly problem in slumping slugger Chris Davis, who's working with a $161 million contract yet can't buy a hit.

After batting .168 last year, Davis opened this season going 0 for 17 with 11 strikeouts. Combined with an 0-for-21 finish in 2018, he's looking for his first hit since Sept. 14.

Orioles fans have run out of patience waiting for Davis to get into a groove. Many in the sellout crowd at Thursday's home opener booed him during each at-bat, then cheered when he was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.

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O's, Dan Strally Agree To One-Year Deal

Apr 5, 2019 8:00 PM

Seeking to boost a thin starting rotation, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $575,000, one-year contact with Dan Straily.

The 30-year-old right-hander's deal was announced Friday. He would get a $250,000 assignment bonus if traded.


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